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Lot 1246

Apollo 13, 1970, "Melted Apollo Service Module Oxygen Tank Electrical Connector" (1x.5") This piece is mounted in a clear lucite cylinder. A "Stuckey" COA is included that reads: "After the Apollo 13 accident, the explosion was linked to a frayed electrical wire inside the oxygen tank of the Service Module. Tests were conducted at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), which verified this theory. I was responsible for having the NASA JSC machine shop drill small flaws in wiring samples before they were installed inside a test oxygen tank. Mounted in clear Lucite is the connector end of a sample that did cause a test explosion. This sample has been in my possession since the tests were concluded". Attractive and historically important.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.

Realized $354

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